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Policy Officer

Qualifications Wales
£29,850 - £36,500
Closing Date:
Job Term:
Full time



Policy Officer

About Us
We are Qualifications Wales, the independent organisation responsible for regulating general and vocational qualifications in Wales. We focus on publicly funded qualifications, including GCSEs, A levels and vocational qualifications. We’re looking for a Policy Officer to join us on a full-time, permanent basis at our offices in Newport.

The Benefits
- Salary of £29,850 - £36,500 per annum
- Flexible working
- Civil service pension scheme
- 30 days’ annual leave plus public holidays and up to three days’ office closure at Christmas

The Role
Qualifications Wales is looking for a Policy Officer to undertake regulatory policy work that ultimately protects the interests of learners and promotes confidence in the qualification system in Wales. Specifically, you will be reviewing, revising and developing our regulatory approaches, policies and procedures. This will include project working, researching, drafting, working on consultations, ensuring quality publications, as well as promoting the successful implementation of these policies.

You will also:
- Support and lead (as needed) on discrete projects to develop evidence-based policies
- Manage the process to schedule and track policy development and review
- Oversee the policy version control and publication process
- Support the development, review and revision of regulatory documents and approaches
- Conduct policy development impact assessments, workshops and consultations

About You
To be considered as a Policy Officer, you will need:
- Experience of policy development
- Experience of working in a context related to regulation, and/or the education sector or related fields
- Experience of managing work effectively in a project environment
- Knowledge of the principles of public policy creation
- A good level of education

The ability to communicate through the medium of Welsh would be beneficial to your application. Knowledge of the key principles of good regulation would also be advantageous, as would knowledge of the education and qualification system in Wales. Other organisations may call this role Policy Advisor, Policy Development Officer, Education Policy Officer, Public Policy Officer, Policy Project Officer, Regulatory Compliance Officer, Research & Policy Officer, or Policy Researcher.

Closing date: 27th February 2020 So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Policy Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.